New Delhi, News24 Bureau, Oct 12: The #MeToo storm is getting fiercer by the day and after some shocking revelations and stoic silence of politicians things are now changing gradually. the political leaders are now seeing the gravity of the issue and know that one cannot keep quiet. After the #MeToo storm came on the Modi government doorsteps as one its senior ministers, Union minister, and former editor MJ Akbar was accused of sexually harassing many female journos, the BJP leaders at first chose to keep quiet. But as the movement gained momentum and many surprising names stumbled out, political leaders started speaking. On Thursday, a couple of BJP leaders reacted on the MJ Akbar issue.
All this while Congress President Rahul Gandhi was quiet but today he spoke his mind on the issue.Yesterday, during a presser on Rafale and allegations that there was something fishy about Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's sudden visit to Paris to the Dassault plant, Rahul steered clear of answering questions on Akbar, saying while the #MeToo movement was very important he would address the issue at a separate press conference.A day on, Rahul tweeted his support saying, "Its about time everyone learns to treat women with respect and dignity. Im glad the space for those who don't, is closing. The truth needs to be told loud and clear in order to bring about change."